Tag: Bombers

China Air Force Holds Drills Near Japanese Islands

Reading Time: 2 minutes Patrols launched to monitor “foreign military aircraft” flying over the East China Sea air defence identification zone. China’s air force says it flew more than 40 bombers and other fighter planes through a strait between Japanese islands on their way to military drills in the western Pacific. Regular long-range drills in the western Pacific and […]

RAF Jets Scrambled To Intercept Russian Bombers

Reading Time: 1 minute RAF combat aircraft have been scrambled after reports Russian bombers were heading towards UK airspace. The Typhoon jets were dispatched from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Wednesday afternoon following the security alert. An RAF spokesman said the situation was “on-going” and was not uncommon.  “We have Typhoons up on a quick reaction alert. The situation is […]

Russia Long-Range Bombers and Navy Will Work With France

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia has deployed its fleet of strategic bombers to double the volume of airstrikes on Islamist targets in Syria, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has announced. Vladimir Putin has ordered a cruiser to coordinate operations with French naval forces in the Mediterranean. “We are conducting a mass airstrike campaign against Islamic State targets in Syria. We […]